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Continue during the next weekend planned activities in the framework of the III Meetings of Rock Art - Moratalla 2015. (03/06/2015)

June 6: Socio-Cultural Center - El Sabinar

June 7: Rock Shelters - The Calar de la Santa

Saturday June 6, the activities will take place at the Cultural Center Partner Sabine, with the following agenda: At 18: 00h.

will be the opening of the photo exhibition "Reality and Myths (Pre) History in the Rock", curated by archaeologist Miguel Angel Mateo Saura.

This exhibition will run from that day until 24 June.

25 snapshots of the sample, which in no way intended as an extensive selection of Moratalla in prehistoric heritage of art, if you will provide the necessary elements to promote and internalize that individual communication process.

Subsequently, at 18: 30h., Will proceed to the awards ceremony of the First Short Story Contest "A Day in prehistoric times."

Convened by the City of Moratalla, this contest aimed at students of secondary and high schools in the Region of Murcia, founded with the aim of highlighting the value of prehistoric rock art, World Heritage by UNESCO, and to promote their knowledge in schools .

In this first edition, the jury awarded first prize to the work entitled "Three teeth and a drawer", which is the author Alba Esteban García, student of 3rd Secondary Education in the College of Cartagena Narval.

At 19: 00h., Will close the second day of the meetings, the reading of the conference "The Iberian sanctuary of the nose, Campo de San Juan (Moratalla)" also by the archaeologist D. Jose Angel Ocharan.

Recent archaeological excavations carried out by the researcher in the "Shrine of The Nose" we knew the material as so-called "Goddess of the Wolves" have allowed us to deepen our knowledge of these sacred places, opening new lines research.

Sunday June 7 Meetings finalize the Rock Art III Moratalla 2015 with the traditional Open Day at the rock shelters of the Calar Cañaica in El Calar de la Santa doors.

Already completed the capacity to participate in this activity, which has opened in the Tourist Office a reserve for future open houses.

Meetings of Rock Art of Moratalla, is a local initiative focused on the enhancement and dissemination of one of the most important cultural and heritage assets Moratalla, rock art, property on the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 1998 , and that the municipality owns more than half of the sets of the Region of Murcia, and some of the most surprising and representative of the entire Mediterranean Basin.

With the organization of the meetings of Rock Art seeks to create a stable reflection framework, dissemination, study and enjoyment of these wonderful cultural events, with the aim of bringing our people and all those who visit our territory these cultural assets, and all those aspects that revolve around them: from the conditions of the primeval landscape in which these cultures developed to modern dating techniques, maintenance and cleaning;

from mere aesthetic contemplation of this "art" to attempts to explain its meaning;

from the social awareness of the importance of their protection, to the potential of tourism and cultural development that hold the paintings Los III Meetings of Rock Art "Moratalla 2015" are co-financed by the European Union, through the LEADER program, the European Fund Agricultural Rural Development (EAFRD), whose motto is "Europe investing in rural areas".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Moratalla

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